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2nd Amendment threatened in Obama's trade plans

UNITED NATIONS – Giving President Obama fast-track authority to conclude an international trade agreement is like playing Russian roulette with six bullets in the chamber, says one of America’s leading gun rights organizations.

Gun Owners of America is blasting a congressional proposal that empowers Obama to unilaterally negotiate international agreements as “a ‘bait and switch’ scheme that could seriously impact the Second Amendment.”

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The Right to Defend Your Family is a “Pro-Life” Value
by Erich Pratt

USA Today isn't exactly a close ally of either the pro-life or Second Amendment movements. So it’s not surprising that on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the newspaper published an opinion piece by Pastor Rob Schenck trying to pick a fight between the two communities. 

That's not going to happen.

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Not Ready for Prime Time
by Tim Macy

You have to admire anyone who calls out the President of the United States to his face, criticizing his train wreck that is universally known as “ObamaCare.”  Dr. Ben Carson catapulted himself into national prominence when he confronted the President on this issue at the National Prayer Breakfast in 2013.

As a result of that one act, Dr. Carson is being considered as a potential presidential candidate.  His gentle, avuncular manner makes him all the more attractive.  But let’s do a little vetting before we go all in.

From a review of some of his public statements, it is clear that he is developing his positions on the issues on the fly.

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Anti-gunners Misfire Again Trying to Debunk the Benefits of Guns in Self-Defense
by Erich Pratt

In October of last year, a North Carolina man used a handgun to stop three armed invaders who were beating his wife and attempting to rape his granddaughter.  The home defender shot all three of the thugs, killing one of them.

In July, a doctor prevented a mass shooting at a hospital in Darby, Pennsylvania, when he used his concealed firearm to stop a gunman.  Police said that had it not been for the armed doctor, the perpetrator would have gone “out in the hallway and just walked down the offices until he ran out of ammunition.”

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GOA Blasts Liam Neeson for Ignorant Comments on Guns

WorldNetDaily (1/13/15) reported that action movie star Liam Neeson has been accused of “rank hypocrisy” for his comments blasting gun ownership in America.  Neeson offered these views, despite the fact that he has made a career appearing in movies featuring ... guns.

Larry Pratt, Executive Director of Gun Owners of America, said he was “not impressed” by the comments from Neeson, who appeared in Schindler’s List.

“Too bad Neeson didn’t learn anything from Schindler’s List. Those were unarmed people who were being slaughtered (by the Nazis),” Pratt said. “You know they had to have wished there had been ‘too many (expletive) guns’ in Germany.”

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Man Relives Bone-Chilling Moment When a Neighbor Kicked Through His Door and Came at Him With a Machete: ‘It Was Like ‘The Shining”

James Cvengros lived with the horrific memory for nearly a year — and then a few days ago in an Idaho courtroom he watched it unfold all over again…on video…for the very first time.

Cvengros, 29, had started to document the alarming behavior of his 54-year-old neighbor Twain Thomas — in case something goes wrong, he figured, visual evidence might help him out.

After all, one time Thomas reportedly kicked in Cvengros’ door over loud music. What could be next?

One day last February, Cvengros found out. Things were much worse in their Pocatello apartment building — windows breaking, other neighbors screaming — so he hit “record” and pointed his camera at his front door.

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Armed Woman in PA Detains Two Thieves at Gunpoint For Police, Police Praise Her

Fearless, armed women are certainly making a statement so far in 2015. Case in point, when an armed Pennsylvania woman found two men breaking into a car in her driveway she quickly took action.

According to local media reports:

Ephrata police already had been alerted by a 911 caller that two men were entering cars along Misty and Creek lanes at 2:30 a.m. Monday, according to criminal complaints. But the woman took action when she saw the man trying to break into a car in her driveway at Meadow View and Overlook drives.

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Store Clerk Takes On Four Armed Robbers, Kills Two, Breaks Up Robbery Ring

A Tulsa convenience store clerk took on four masked men during an attempted robbery earlier this week, shooting and killing two and helping bring an end to a serial robbery ring.

The four assailants entered Ryan’s Convenience Store at around 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday, according to the Tulsa World. One of the men, 27-year-old Brian Powell, pulled out a handgun and fired a shot upon entrance and demanded money.

But the store clerk did not comply. Instead, he pulled out a semi-automatic pistol and fired it, hitting and killing Powell and 16-year-old Kevin Dobbs.

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Papa John’s Delivery Driver Shoots Would Be Robber

In a very rare instance, the company that employed the driver is actually standing by the employee.  Despite a company policy against using firearms, the driver is keeping her job and has been reassigned to work in the store while she recovers from the incident.

I applaud Papa Johns for doing the right things, hopefully it might lead to a change in their policy prohibiting firearms.  The suspect is being treated in a local hospital for a gunshot wound to the face.

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‘Amazing’ Armed Customer Thwarts Armed Robbery, Inspires Woman To Obtain Concealed Carry Permit

A Houston-area man is being hailed as a hero after he stopped an armed robbery with a gun of his own.

The incident occurred Saturday at K&S Seafood when two armed men barged into the store near closing time.

“All of a sudden my wife ran back panicking,” K&S owner Koy Sam told KHOU.

According to KRIV, the assailants confronted the couple in the kitchen and put a gun to Sam’s head and demanded money, which was actually kept at the front of the restaurant.

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Gun Owners of America Video Alerts and Media Appearance's are available for viewing on the
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Gun Owners of America Video Clips on YouTube include:

youngturks
July 3, 2012
05:26
Larry Pratt talks to Megyn Kelly on FOX
Larry Pratt talks UN Small Arms Treaty to Megyn Kelly
Megyn Kelly interviews Larry Pratt, executive director of the Gun Owners of America, who says that the new UN Small Arms treaty is a threat to the 2nd Amendment
youngturks
March 23, 2012
06:47
Larry Pratt talks to Megyn Kelly on FOX
Exploding Gun Sales as 2012 Election Looms
youngturks
March 23, 2012
3:28
Larry Pratt talks to Cenk on the Young Turks
Gun advocate to Cenk: ‘If you jump on top of me…count on it, I’m gonna shoot you’ (Part 1),
Cenk interviews Larry Pratt, executive director of the Gun Owners of America, who says that George Zimmerman’s self-defense claim in the Trayvon Martin shooting has reportedly been corroborated by one witness
fox04192011
Apr 19, 2011
4:25
Larry Pratt talks about Project Gunrunner on FOX
Interview with Gun Owners of America Executive Director Larry Pratt on Fox Business regarding Project Gunrunner
GOA Video
Feb  22  , 2011
5:14
Larry Pratt takes on Obama's ATF nomination
Gun Owners of America Executive Director Larry Pratt discusses Obamas nomination of Andrew Traver on Fox News.
GOA Video
July    , 2010
3:33
Erich Pratt of Gun Owners of America Defending Concealed Carry
Erich Pratt the Director of Communications for GOA debates with Dan Vice of The Brady Campaign over the effectiveness of Concealed Carry reciprocity between states.
GOA Video
July 1, 2010
8:52
William Olson testifies at Elena Kagan Confirmation Hearings
William Olson testifies on behalf of Gun Owners of America at Elena Kagan Confirmation Hearings.
On Thursday, Gun Owners of America had the important opportunity to testify concerning the Second Amendment views of Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan.
GOA Video
May 7, 2010
18:30
PBS Need to Know - Gun and the Open Carry Movement in America
Parts 1 and 2
GOA Video
May 9, 2010
4:07
Gun Owers of America John Velleco - Guns in Airports - Fox and Friends
May 9, 2010. 
GOA Video
April 19, 2010
10:59
Gun Owers of America Larry Pratt at the Restore The Constitution Rally
Gun Owners of America Executive Director Larry Pratt speaking at the Restore The Constitution Rally in DC - April 19, 2010. 
GOA Video
December 12, 2009
3:41
Gun Owers of America Larry Pratt on Fox News regarding Guns on Amtrack Trains
Gun Owners of America Executive Director Larry Pratt on Fox and Friends dicussing allowing guns in checked baggage on Amtrack trains. 
GOA Video
November 24, 2009
3:43
MSNBC The ED Show - Gun Owners of America speaks about Anti-Gun ObamaCare
The day before the Senate passed the $848 billion health bill on a party-line vote, Gun Owners of America sent out a mass alert to its members, warning them that the legislation "will most likely dump your gun-related health data into a government database. ...that can preclude you from owning firearms."
GOA Video
November 18, 2009
2:03

WJLA ABC News reports on Colin Goddard from VA Tech undercover at Gun Shows
WJLA ABC News 7 reports on Colin Goddard, a shooting victim from Virginia Tech. Larry Pratt, Excecutive Director of Gun Owners of America responds to the video released by the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence -- where Goddard's been working. The campaign is pushing a bill in Congress to require background checks for all gun sales at gun shows.

CNN Lou Dobbs Tonight
November 11, 2009
2:36

CNN Lou Dobbs Tonight -Chicago Mayor blames gun culture on Fort Hood Masacre
Larry Pratt, Executive Director of Gun Owners of America and Brain Darling, Director of Senate Relations at The Heritage Foundation join Lou Dobbs to speak out about Chicago Mayor Richard Daley blaming the gun culture on the Fort Hood masacre.

GOA VideoApril 16, 2009
3:21
Larry Pratt on Lou Dobbs Tonight
Bill Tucker talks with Joe Davis Spokesman for Veterans of Foreign Wars, Larry Pratt, Executive Director and Dan Stein, President of Federation for American Immigration Reform about Homeland Security Report and Secretary Janet Napolitano comments. A Department of Homeland Security intelligence assessment titled "Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment " equates gun owners with violent terrorists and states that radical extremists are stockpiling weapons in fear of an Obama administration gun ban.

Fox and Friends
April 14, 2009
4:00

Larry Pratt on Fox and Friends
Fox and Friends - GOA Executive Director Larry Pratt: Allow Ships to Arm Themselves Against Pirates
Fox News Room
March 4, 2009
7:17
Larry Pratt and John Lott on Fox News Strategy Room w/ Judge Napolitano
Judge Andrew Napolitano's show called Freedom Watch airing every Wednesday from 2pm - 3pm. Larry Pratt, Executive Director of Gun Owners of America and John Lott, Author of "More Guns, Less Crime" discuss the Second Amendment.
Martin Dzuris on guns, free speech & The Bible
February 27, 2009
2:20
Martin Dzuris on guns, free speech & The Bible
I defected communism, came to the US to be free. Now I see an attack on our liberties here (guns, freedom of speech and religion) as it happened in communism. Commies Also Banned Guns & Speech, just like the libs want to do.
Larry Pratt on Glenn Beck - Fox News - talking about H.R. 45, February 16, 2009
February 18, 2009
3:55
Herb Titus, Lawyer apealing the David Olofson Case on behalf of Gun Owners of America is interviewed on Lou Dobbs Tonight CNN on February 18, 2009.
Larry Pratt on Glenn Beck - Fox News - talking about H.R. 45, February 16, 2009
February 16, 2009
3:55
Larry Pratt on Glenn Beck - Fox News - talking about H.R. 45
Larry Pratt, Executive Director, Gun Owners of America on the Glenn Beck Show, Fox News Channel discussing H.R. 45. Aired - February 16, 2009.

David Olofson Update: CNN Lou Dobbs - January 22, 2009
January 22, 2009
6:21

David Olofson Update: CNN Lou Dobbs
David Olofson was sentenced to 30 months in a federal prison in Minnesota. He was convicted in federal court of transferring a malfunctioning semi-automatic firearm which the ATF claimed was a machine gun. On Thursday, January 22, 2009, GOA Lawyers presented oral arguments in the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
Van Rossem vs Larry Pratt
January 27, 2009
4:18
Maarten van Rossem interviewed Larry Pratt over 2nd amendment
"Stop Dangerous ID" Rally in Richmond - Part III 
January 21, 2009
3:41
"Stop Dangerous ID" Rally in Richmond - Part III
Concerned Virginia citizens gathered on the grounds of the State Capitol in Richmond on January 21, 2009, to protest so-called "Real ID." Herb Lux of the American Patriots Committee speaks, introduced by Patrick McSweeney. (Part 3 of 11 parts)
"Stop Dangerous ID" Rally in Richmond - Part IV
January 21, 2009
5:08
"Stop Dangerous ID" Rally in Richmond - Part IV
Concerned Virginia citizens gathered on the grounds of the State Capitol in Richmond on January 21, 2009, to protest so-called "Real ID." Larry Pratt, executive director of Gun Owners of America, speaks, introduced by Pat McSweeney.
"Stop Dangerous ID" Rally in Richmond - Part X
January 21, 2009
7:06
Concerned Virginia citizens gathered on the grounds of the State Capitol in Richmond on January 21, 2009, to protest so-called "Real ID." Delegate Bob Marshall, patron of HB1587, speaks about his efforts to stop Real ID through legislation. His remarks are divided into two parts of about 6 minutes each. (Part 10 of 11 parts)
Gun Owners of America's Larry Pratt on CNN with Jane Valez Headline News - St Louis Call to Arms
December 3, 2008 
5:42
Gun Owners of America's Larry Pratt on CNN with Jane Valez Headline News - St Louis Call to Arms
St. Louis alderman Quincy Troupe says St. Louis police are outnumbered and inaffective. Jane Valez discusses the issue with Larry Pratt, Executive Director, Gun Owners of America.
 
Murder in America: Part 1 - Gun Owners of America's Larry Pratt on CNN with Jane Valez Headline News
November 26, 2008
9:59
Murder in America: Part One - Jane Valez discusses the issue with Larry Pratt, Executive Director, Gun Owners of America, Daniel Vice, Brady Center for the Prevention of Gun Violence and Wendy Murphy, author of 'And Justice for Some' and Former Prosecutor. Topics in this part include the 8 year old suspect in shooting of father and another man and the gun show death of a child in Massachusetts.
 
Murder in America: Part 2 - Gun Owners of America's Larry Pratt on CNN with Jane Valez Headline News
November 26, 2008
6:01
Murder in America: Part One - Jane Valez discusses the issue with Larry Pratt, Executive Director, Gun Owners of America, Daniel Vice, Brady Center for the Prevention of Gun Violence and Wendy Murphy, author of 'And Justice for Some' and Former Prosecutor. Topics in this part include the Hudson family murders and the Lautenberg domestic violence bill.
Murder in America: Part 3 - Gun Owners of America's Larry Pratt on CNN with Jane Valez Headline News
November 26, 2008
3:48
Murder in America: Part One - Jane Valez discusses the issue with Larry Pratt, Executive Director, Gun Owners of America, Daniel Vice, Brady Center for the Prevention of Gun Violence and Wendy Murphy, author of 'And Justice for Some' and Former Prosecutor. Topics in this part include the Virginia Tech Massacre and domestic violence.
Gun Owners of America: DC Gun Ban - Larry Pratt
June 26, 2008
1:09
Gun Owners of America's Larry Pratt responds to the US Supreme Court's decision on the D.C. gun ban case, District of Columbia, et. al., v. Dick Anthony Heller.
Virginia Tech, Gun Control, Victim Disarmament
April 18, 2007
5:58
Virginia Tech, Gun Control, Victim Disarmament (LessGovernment.com)
A lunatic killed 32 people, but those who actively disarm victims bear some responsibility for this tragedy and others like it. All that is required to prevent a public massacre is one more armed person.

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